Norwich’s Tombland gets graffiti clean-up

A historic part of Norwich has been given a clean-up by volunteers as a campaign to rid the city from the blight of graffiti continues.

The Evening News has launched its Graffitibusters campaign in a bid to try to combat the growing number of illegal graffiti tags which are defacing this fine city.

The campaign, which is being supported by Norwich police, Central Norwich Citizens Forum, Norwich City Council and the Norwich City Centre Partnership, has urged people to donate money, paint or time to help keep the streets clean.

On Wednesday, volunteers met at Tombland to help police and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to eradicate illegal graffiti tags from the area.

The campaign has been boosted recently by a donation of more than 200 litres of paint from The Mall Norwich, which will allow the clean-ups to continue. Two Norwich bars, Queen of Iceni on Wherry Road and Revolution on Queen Street, will also be hoping to give the campaign a lift this weekend when they hold collections so that more paint and equipment can be bought.

At Queen of Iceni there will be a bucket behind the bar on Saturday where customers can help 'clean up the city' by donating money.

Revolution manager Matt Glister will also be holding a collection for the campaign and hopes visitors to the Queen Street bar will show their support.

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The next clean-up takes place on Wednesday, July 27, also at 6pm, at the junction of Cathedral Street with Prince of Wales Road.

Have you got a story for the Graffitibusters campaign? Call reporter Peter Walsh on 01603 772436.

You can also help the campaign by: Sending your donations to Graffitibusters, Central Norwich Citizens' Forum, 2 Roaches Court, Norwich, NR3 1HJ. Cheques should be made payable to Central Norwich Citizens' Forum.

Left: A gang of graffiti busters in Norwich do their bit for the community. Photo: Bill Smith